Best Quotes About Midwife

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife – a tyrannical midwife. -Stephen Spender

Like a midwife, I make my living bringing new babies into the world, except that mine are new advertising campaigns. -David Ogilvy

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action – the ability to pass directly from thought to action. -Eric Hoffer

I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin. -Norman Lamm

Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries. -Nicholas Kristof

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard. -Billy Wilder

Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife. -Johannes Kepler

Giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I'd been living in a Third World country, and I said, 'I'm going to just squat behind a tree.' I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn't want a sterile hospital room. I didn't want doctors. I had a midwife. -Carolyn Murphy

The artist's job, I think, is to be a conduit for mystery. To intuit it, and recognize that the story-germ has some inherent mystery in it, and sort of midwife that mystery into the story in such a way that it isn't damaged in the process, and may even get heightened or refined. -George Saunders

You wouldn't tolerate an underperforming surgeon in an operating theatre, or a underperforming midwife at your child's birth. Why is it that we tolerate underperforming teachers in the classroom? -Michael Gove

I watched Ricki Lake's documentary, 'The Business of Being Born,' and that led me to call a midwife, and not an ob-gyn, when I found out I had conceived. My delivery was not easy – they call it 'labor,' not 'a vacation!' – but I was incredibly grateful that I did it that way. -Sarah Wayne Callies

My dad is a nurse midwife, one of about only 50 male midwives in the U.S., I think. -Matthew Morrison

Once upon a time, about 10 years ago, I thought maybe I could write a mystery series about a midwife in Elizabethan England. I had an elaborately convoluted title and an elaborately convoluted plotline, and at that point I got stupendously bored. -Deborah Harkness

I thought it was going to be a hut in Topanga and Janis Joplin was going to come out, but it's a real doctor… I went to Beverly Hills to meet this midwife; you'd think they'd be in nature. -Simon Helberg

Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death. Just as a midwife helps a being take their first breath, you help a being take their last breath. -Ram Dass

When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga, and maybe drives a VW microbus. -Alice Dreger

We should work to guarantee that there is a midwife or health worker by every woman's side during childbirth. -Liya Kebede

There was a woman in Tunisia called Madame Pinot. She was a midwife and had helped in the birth of my siblings and me. I assisted her. I helped women give birth to a lot of babies when I was very young. -Azzedine Alaia

NBC's pilot season of 1994 is legendary in the business. In a world where failure is commonplace, we midwifed the birth of both 'Friends' and 'ER'. While 'ER' came essentially out of the blue, we'd been casting around for a 'Friends'-like show for some time at the network. -Warren Littlefield

My first draft is always way too long; my books start out with delusions of 'War and Peace' – and must be gently disabused. My editor is brilliant at taking me to the point where I do all the necessary cutting on my own. I like to say she's a midwife rather than a surgeon. -Julia Glass

Who is a professional? A professional is someone who has a combination of competence, confidence and belief. A water diviner is a professional. A traditional midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional. These are professionals all over the world. You find them in any inaccessible village around the world. -Bunker Roy

It's amazing what it opens up in women when you tell them you've just played a midwife. -Jessica Raine

I wanted to deliver babies and become a midwife. I think childbirth is one of the most amazing things you could ever experience, and I loved working with people and seeing the joys in family when they welcome a new member to it. It really brought me joy to be around that. -Natalie Martinez

After about five hours of pushing, my midwife and my birthing assistant said, 'You know, we have a few suggestions.' And I was like, 'Really? After five hours of pushing you have a few suggestions? You couldn't have told me five minutes in?' -Evangeline Lilly

Nationalism of the Irish type is often regarded as reactionary. With the World Revolution and the Classless Society waiting for the midwife, why take a torch to the stable to assist at the birth of a puppy? Even if the puppy is pedigree. On this question I am unable to make up my mind. -Louis MacNeice

I'd be just as happy being a midwife. That's my ideal job. -Allison Anders

The task of the mediator is to help the parties to open difficult issues and nudge them forward in the peace process. The mediator's role combines those of a ship's pilot, consulting medical doctor, midwife and teacher. -Martti Ahtisaari

A critic is not a creative artist, is a commenter, a midwife of creativity, but not creative himself. -Terry Teachout

Berta Caceres, a Lenca woman, grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. Her mother, a midwife and social activist, took in and cared for refugees from El Salvador, teaching her young children the value of standing up for disenfranchised people. -Greg Grandin

Poverty was my mother's midwife. She had her children in poverty. But she also found a road to bring us a sense of purpose, and she taught us how to be valiant in the face of oppression. -Harry Belafonte

I always thought my alternative life, if I wasn't acting, would be to become a midwife. I love women. I want to help them exist. -Zazie Beetz

My mother was a midwife and a herbalist, so we would go on these long walks, looking for yarrow or rosehips or whatever she needed to make her tinctures. -Tara Westover

My own father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead. -Kat Von D

I was always interested in becoming a midwife. Then, at my own birth, I didn't get the support I'd hoped for, and that changed everything. That's why I became a doula. There's such a need. -Domino Kirke

I was always interested in midwifery; it was my plan B. -Domino Kirke

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